JoJo Siwa’s mother speaks out on Candace Cameron Bure’s drama
- JoJo Siwa’s mother recently opened up about her daughter’s interaction with Candace Cameron Bure in 2016.
- Jessalynn Siwa posted a video of herself telling a different version of the story on her podcast.
- “It’s not about just a photo, it’s about how you treat people,” she wrote in the caption of the video.
JoJo Siwa’s mother, Jessalynn, recently took to Instagram to remind people that there’s another side to the story of her daughter’s encounter with Candace Cameron Bure.
Jessalynn posted an old music video from her “Success With Jess” podcast and in the caption told her followers that Bure, 46,’s version of events “wasn’t quite right.”
In July, 19-year-old JoJo posted a video of herself answering questions about famous people she’s met while trending TikTok. She didn’t speak in the video, but when asked for words onscreen, she revealed that Bure was the “rudest” celebrity she’s ever met. She went on to name Zendaya as her celebrity crush, Miley Cyrus as the “nicest” and Elton John as the “coolest” celebrity she’s met.
Initially, Bure appeared to post a Bible verse in response to JoJo’s revelation. Shortly after the TikTok went viral, Bure posted an image with the coordinates of the Bible verse Isaiah 26:4 on it. The verse reads, “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord Himself, is the everlasting rock,” according to the New International Version.
Later, Bure posted a more direct response video on Instagram and said she called JoJo to clarify the young star’s feelings about her.
According to Bure, the pair “had a great conversation” and JoJo told him that her TikTok’s explanation was “so silly.”
Bure said JoJo told her that when she was a preteen and attended the premiere of “Fuller House,” Bure refused to take a picture with her, saying “not now” when she walked away. approached.
The mum-of-three said she apologized to JoJo for breaking the young dancer’s heart. She also asked JoJo to apologize to Jessalynn for her because “I know if anyone crosses my kids, mama bear comes out.”
Bure said there was “no drama” between her and JoJo and asked everyone to “move on” from the drama.
But Jessalynn remembered her and JoJo’s encounter with Bure in 2016 differently.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Jessalynn shared a video of herself telling the story of when her daughter asked Bure for a photo during an old episode of her podcast. Key details of Jessalynn’s story are different from Bure’s.
According to Jessalynn’s recollection, the encounter happened during the after party for the “picturesque” 2016 premiere at an Italian restaurant, not on the red carpet.
She described the restaurant as ‘crowded’ but said when her daughter came up to Bure and expressed her admiration before asking for a photo, Bure replied, ‘not now, maybe later’ in a dismissive tone .
Jessalynn said the experience was “so sad” and that Bure “just couldn’t be bothered” to take the picture with JoJo, who would have been around 12 at the time. On the podcast, Jessalyn acknowledged that “it’s hard to be a celebrity” and Bure may have had a bad day, but she said she and JoJo still remember meeting.
Prior to her mother’s post, JoJo also commented on Bure’s recollection of their phone call and meeting, saying Bure didn’t tell “the whole” story.
“At the end of the day, this story, it’s not about just a photo, it’s about how you treat people,” Jessalynn wrote in her recent Instagram post. “Real, genuine kindness always goes a long way.”
“It’s super easy to quote a Bible verse when everyone’s watching, but the moral is what you have when nobody’s watching,” she continued.
Bure’s rep did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.